Kearra and Braden embarked on their beautiful journey, blending tradition with heartfelt personal touches in their classic winter wedding at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth, Minnesota. While honoring the timeless customs, they infused their special day with unique elements that reflected their individuality and shared story. Surrounded by the warmth of their loved ones, Kearra and Braden created a truly memorable experience. Every detail spoke to their deep connection and celebrated their journey together.
A love story beginning in high school blossomed into a lifelong commitment as Kearra and Braden, high school sweethearts, exchanged vows on a chilly January day. Fulfilling Kearra’s dream of a winter wedding, the couple embraced the season’s beauty at Clyde Iron Works. Their vision of a classic ambiance was created with emerald green and white marble accents, displaying timeless beauty. To add a unique touch, we captured some treasured moments at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth, where their wedding officiant serves as a local judge. With it being a Saturday, the building was closed and presented the perfect opportunity to catch a private and intimate photoshoot, commemorating their journey in a place filled with significance and cherished memories.
The anticipation grew as Kearra and Braden prepared on-site at this Minnesota wedding venue. There was a playful back-and-forth dance to keep Kearra hidden from Braden’s view. Amidst this, Kearra’s mom and two sisters shared a sweet moment, helping her with the finishing touches. Then Kearra shared a special first look with her father, who couldn’t help but be emotional. Kearra is the oldest of her siblings, making the occasion even more meaningful. During Braden and Kearra’s first look, witnessing Braden’s reaction almost brought tears to my eyes. I couldn’t help but feel the energy of their genuine love and deep friendship. It was a testament to the years they had spent together.
With approximately 175 guests in attendance, their special day was a grand celebration of love. Under the guidance of a family friend, Kearra and Braden united in marriage beneath a huppah, a traditional Jewish wedding canopy. Then they sealed their union with the symbolic breaking of a glass. Their family members tossed stunning flower petals, decorating their path as they walked down the aisle. Following the ceremony was a celebration that showcased Kearra and Braden’s ability to throw a fantastic party. The drinks flowed, and the atmosphere buzzed with lively conversations and laughter. The dinner was amazing, and the dance floor quickly became alive, ensuring the festivities continued well into the night.
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Venue: Clyde Malting Building
Day of Coordinator: Melya Owens
Makeup Artist: Caroline Cozzi
Hair: Serenity Salon